Two Victorians were recognised at the National Awards of Excellence.
Life Saving Victoria’s Luke Plant and Katrina Antony were awarded DHL Lifeguard of the Year and Assessor of the Year respectively at the National Awards of Excellence Ceremony held in Sydney.
Luke Plant (Australian Lifeguard Service/Woolamai SLSC) has progressed his career steadily during his six years as a professional lifeguard and was this year heavily involved in the development of a rookie program in Victoria. Luke has also progressed to Chief Lifeguard for the Phillip Island region and was a support Chief for the Bass Coast region. He has played a key role in mentoring new lifeguards, as well as training as a crew member for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service.
Katrina Antony has been instrumental in the training and assessment area of LSV for many years and in the past season, Katrina assessed more than 12 awards, as well as coordinating skills maintenance and assessments for Western District clubs. She has actively engaged more assessors and trainers in her district and focussed on member awards to build capacity on patrols.